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Meaning of ACTING OUT

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (psychiatry) the display of previously inhibited emotions (often in actions rather than words); considered to be healthy and therapeutic
  2. [n]  a (usually irritating) impulsive and uncontrollable outburst by a problem child or a neurotic adult
 
 See Also: display, effusion, gush, outburst

 

 

 

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